Vintage English Transferware Mason's Vista Salad Plate
Vista is widely popular amongst serious collectors and novices alike. It is easily recognizable by it's castle and park like scenes with oak leaf borders.
The Vista pattern is by far the most popular that Masons ever produced. It is attributable to Francis Morley who purchased from Charles Mason his business and factories in 1848.
Vista was largely made for export to the United States beginning in 1890, of which brown came first, followed by blue. Pink/red is the most sought after, most common and most produced color. Vista can also be found in green (dating to about 1900 with a short lived production) , purple, and multi-colored (dating between appx. 1918 and 1944), though they are harder to find in these colorways.
Vista was also produced in other variations such as Oak Vista where there is no oak leaf border but rather an embossed, non colored border.
Condition: very good, some crazing, small stain in inside bottom of bowl and tight hairline (see last photo as I tried to show this with an enlarged close up) The ladle has been repaired and is for display purposes only but inside the tureen as shown in 1st photo it is wonderful!
No chips, cracks. There is some crazing present.